Eide, a former Norwegian ambassador to NATO, replaces Tom Koenigs of Germany.
In a letter obtained by Reuters, Ban notified the Security Council of his intention to appoint Eide. The appointment is formally subject to the council's approval but in practice takes effect if there are no objections.
Eide, who at one time worked as a U.N. envoy in the Balkans, will coordinate humanitarian work with the NATO-led military campaign in Afghanistan.
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